Summer vacation in Gastein
hiking, biking, swimming & more
Would you like to enjoy a summer holiday in the mountains? Experience relaxation, experiences, fun and sport in one holiday? Then come to us at the farm hotel “die Unterbergerin” in the Gastein Valley in the beautiful Salzburger Land.
The Gastein Valley is a picturesque, enchanting side valley of the Salzburg Salzach Valley. Here you will still find untouched nature, colorful flowering meadows, dark green forests, impressive mountains and deep blue lakes – nature is at its best here in the warm seasons.
Sporty guests can work out in Gastein and the region by Nordic walking, running, hiking, climbing, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, swimming, archery, paragliding, playing tennis or golf.
There is even the opportunity for rafting, canyoning, surfing, diving and sailing nearby.
Gastein also offers entertainment and fun – there is a lot to experience during your summer vacation at a variety of events. In the Gastein Valley and the region you will find many traditional events and traditional festivals, concerts, theaters, museums and exhibitions where you can get to know the friendly locals and their customs and culture.
And we can highly recommend the “5th season” in the state of Salzburg, the Harvest Festival – from mid-August to the end of October you have the opportunity to get to know traditional farming life with cattle drives, craft demonstrations, hikes, cooking courses, harvest festivals and traditional events.
The perfect time for a holiday – perhaps also for an additional break with a holiday in the farm hotel “die Unterbergerin”.
You also benefit from the perfect geographical location in Gastein Valley. In addition to the impressive mountains, the various valleys, there are also rural towns such as Zell am See or St. Johann i. Pg. and many excursion destinations and sights. The world-famous Mozart city of Salzburg is only an hour’s drive away and is therefore ideal for a day trip.
Our tip: Use the train for a day trip to Salzburg and ask us about the cheap environmental ticket.
Dorfgastein in the Gasteinertal hiking paradise is located in the middle of the mountains and is therefore perfect for a hiking holiday. Here you will find challenging but easy-to-manage hiking trails for the whole family or hiking beginners in the valley as well as challenging hikes and high mountain hikes on the more than 300 three-thousanders in the Hohe Tauern National Park.
For mountain enthusiasts who want to reach the lofty heights as quickly as possible, there are various mountain railways available in the region. Take a gondola up the mountain, hike an easy loop trail or climb a peak. And be sure to treat yourself to one of the many regional delicacies in one of the many mountain inns or a working alpine pasture.
If you want to try out, learn or perfect one thing or another while hiking or climbing, then book one of the best-trained hiking and mountain guides in the Gastein Valley. You can rent or purchase the equipment from local sports shops.
Cycling / mountain biking:
The Gastein Valley and the region are perfect for a holiday by bike. If you like cycling easy routes with few climbs and descents, why not use the cycle path in the Gastein Valley or explore the famous Tauern cycle path. The Tauern Cycle Path leads along the Salzach either west to the Krimml Waterfalls or east to the Mozart city of Salzburg.
Our tip: Combine activity with comfort and use the train to get there or back.
Mountain bikers and e-bikers will find numerous forest roads and trails in the region on which they can cycle to alpine pastures and mountains. The managed alpine pastures on your way will spoil you with regional delicacies and cool drinks.
In the Gastein Valley, “water lovers” will find several options, such as the refreshing thermal water bathing lake or the large pools and sports pools of the Alpentherme, the Felsentherme or the solar bath. One thing is the same with all of these swimming options – you can relax and recharge your batteries in the beautiful facilities.
If you prefer a lake with various more active water sports, Lake Zell is just under 30 minutes away by car. With its location and crystal clear water, Lake Zell is one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Austria. Here you can not only swim, but also dive, surf, sail, water ski, fish and much more.
Ship tours and boat trips with the whole family are also really worth a trip. During your summer vacation, visit one of the popular mountain swimming lakes near Dorfgastein, such as the Goldegger See or the Böndlsee. A very special experience.
Whether you want to plan your summer vacation as a hiking vacation, sports vacation, active vacation, sightseeing vacation or even as a relaxing vacation – our farm hotel “die Unterbergerin” is the ideal starting point for your vacation!!!
Don’t wait long, book now!